Protesters to pack meeting on education changes


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DENVER (AP) — Students and teachers fighting a plan to promote patriotism and downplay civil disobedience in some suburban Denver school U.S. history courses are expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.

The teachers union plans to stream video from the Jefferson County school board meeting room on a big screen in the parking lot outside.

Students were making plans to protest with teachers before the evening school board meeting but weren't walking out Thursday morning.

There's no sign conservatives on the school board want to back off from the proposal, although the latest proposal omits some of the more controversial language.

Students across a majority of the 17 high schools in Colorado's second-largest school district have staged protests over the past few weeks.

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